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Harland James "Brook" Brookshire

January 8, 1921 February 24, 2018
Harland James "Brook" Brookshire
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Obituary for Harland James "Brook" Brookshire

“Loving Husband, Father & Grandfather”

Canton – Harland James “Brook” Brookshire, 97, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at The Homestead.

A native of Buncombe County, but having resided in Haywood County for the majority of his life, he was a son of the late Elmer and Maude Whitted Brookshire. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Garland, Vincent, and Marvin Brookshire; and three sisters, Hattie Mae Talley, Rose Gibson, and Evalee Sanford. Brook was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels. He retired in 1985 from Champion International with 44 years of service. Brook was a United States Army veteran having served in the Pacific during World War II. He loved golfing, square dancing with the Southern Appalachian Cloggers and was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves Baseball Team

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Wilma Hyde Brookshire; two sons, Ronnie Brookshire (Belvia) of Canton and Paul Brookshire (Linda) of Rock Hill, South Carolina; one step-son, Steve A. Wells (Pam) of Canton; two step-daughters, Ginger Rogers, (Buddy) and Karen Smith (Otis, Jr. “Bud”, all of Canton; four sisters, Betty Brookshire, Dorothy Thomason, Norma jean Clark, and Patsy Cogburn, all of Canton; one brother, E.G. Brookshire, Jr. of Leicester; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Reverend Perry Brindley and Reverend Jack Holland officiating. Burial will follow at New Cruso Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 261 Dix Creek Road, Canton, NC 28716.

The care of Mr. Brookshire has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at www.wellsfuneralhome.com


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Saturday

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11:30 AM 3/3/2018 11:30:00 AM - 1:00 PM 3/3/2018 1:00:00 PM
Mt. Zion Baptist Church

261 Dix Creek Rd.
Canton, NC 28716

Mt. Zion Baptist Church
261 Dix Creek Rd. Canton 28716 NC
United States

Service

Saturday

3

Mar

1:00 PM 3/3/2018 1:00:00 PM
Mt. Zion Baptist Church

261 Dix Creek Rd.
Canton, NC 28716

Mt. Zion Baptist Church
261 Dix Creek Rd. Canton 28716 NC
United States

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